Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on January 11th, 2011 at 11:07 am
BES has taken an on-street bike corral…
(Photo © J. Maus)
And integrated it with a bioswale!
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) continues to lead the way when it comes to bike parking. From artistic collaborations, to “bike shelters” at schools, to the numerous on-street bike corrals that dot the city, there’s always something new being cooked up.
Today, I’ve got two more bits of bike parking news to share: a brand new innovation and a new off-street bike corral I just noticed yesterday.
As part of their ongoing collaboration with the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) to create stormwater retention-friendly street infrastructure, PBOT is currently building the city’s first bioswale bike corral. See the plan rendering below:
When a reader tipped us off that the existing bike corral on NE Glisan at 28th had been removed for the installation of a bioswale, we asked PBOT’s bike parking manager Sarah Figliozzi and she confirmed the news. According to Ivy Dunlap with BES, the main construction of the bioswale is complete and the bike racks are slated to go in soon.
(Photo © J. Maus)
PBOT has also finished up installation of an off-street bike corral in front of Pizza A Go Go at the corner of N. Williams and Cook. The new facility consists of four staple racks placed at an angle (which not only looks better, but also lessens the footprint of bikes on the sidewalk) and it is located on a newly constructed curb extension.
This bike parking corral further enshrines Williams as Portland’s best bike street (in my opinion!). The street also has four on-street bike corrals and numerous other racks outside of businesses.
— For more bike parking coverage, check out our archives.